Redlands triumph in five goal thriller

Round 16 of NPL Queensland was headlined by an enthralling Friday night encounter at Cleveland Showgrounds.

Redlands United have managed to pinch the win at the death after a high scoring second half ended 3-2 against Harimau Muda ‘A’ at Cleveland Showgrounds on Friday night. 

After a scoreless first half the home side drew first blood when Graham Fyfe found Cameron Draper at the back post to tap it home two minutes into the second half.

Redlands double their lead in the 55th minute when Jamie Saul was able to hit the net after being left unmarked 15 yards out as they looked to be in control of the match.

The visitors started to build some momentum and were able to take advantage of some good luck to peg a goal back through Satish Krishnan in the 66th minute before they drew level six minutes later through Gary Steven Robbat.

It took Redlands till added time to make up for their six minute lapse when Michael Lee was able to get onto the end of a Fyfe free kick and head home to secure the points.

The win moves them up into sixth spot ahead of their match against Brisbane Roar NYL

Northern Fury have managed to return to their winning ways mananging a 3-0 defeat of bottom placd SWQ Thunder at the Clive Berghofer Stadium Toowoomba.

Braedyn Crowley unleashed a long range effort in the 25th minute to give the visitors the lead before they struck a psychological blow on the verge of half time through Campbell Hume to take Fury into the sheds two goals up.

A number of unconverted chances to Thunder eventually was punished by Northern Fury who put the game beyond doubt in the 63rd minute to condemn the Toowoomba outfit to their 13th straight loss this season.

Sunshine Coast Fire picked up the three points beating Western Pride 4-0 when they travelled to Briggs Road Sporting Complex on Saturday night.

Matty Needham was able to break down the home side after eight minutes to take the lead before Futa Nakamura doubled the advantage.

Ryan Delahunty sealed the victory with a second half brace in the final 15 minutes to take Fire up two spots into eighth.

A rampant Charles Mendy has helped Moreton Bay Jets to a 5-3 win over Brisbane Roar NYL by chalking up four goals at Perry Park on Saturday night.

Mendy got proceedings underway in the 17th minute slotting the ball into the top corner before he was able to double his tally three minutes later.

Roar were able to get back into the contest through some individual brilliance from winger Sam Sibatuara before Mendy secured his hat-trick prodding the ball home to go to the break 3-1 up.

Royce Brownlie showed his set-piece prowess early in the second half to extend Moreton Bay’s lead to three.

Yandi Munawar was able to reply for Roar heading home four minutes later before Brownlie provided Mendy with a tap in for his fourth for the night.

Abrham Yango was able to secure a consolation goal for the youth side in the 74th minute but was unable to further break down the second placed Jets.

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